Bittersweet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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    His face is stubble and fine

of wintergreen sparkle and dredlocks of wine.

Pouty lips moist and meshed

Pucker and smack and sweeter.

Shine of boot, kick of steel, and bitter swallow

spoiled words and sorrowful eyes

never make up for all that follows.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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